|Test Name:||Diagnostic Section:||Fee:|
|Leptospira spp Real-Time PCR
||Molecular Diagnostics||$34.00 **
|Species:||Set up days:||Turn Around Time:|
|All Species (exc. primates)||M, Tu, W, Th, F||1-3 days|
|Urine 5-10 ml (as fresh as possible to prevent degradation of Leptospira organism)
EDTA whole blood 2-4 ml
|Refrigerate - Do not allow urine or blood to freeze.|
|Refrigerated, leak proof containers. Overnight shipping recommended|
|The Leptospira spp Real-Time PCR assay can detect Leptospira species in blood during the acute phase of the infection, usually during the first week prior to seroconversion. Detection in urine is usually 7-14 days post infection, and it may or may not be detected in the blood at this time. We recommend testing both blood and urine due to variations in shedding.
** Fee is $34.00 each for the first 3 tests. If 4 or more tests are submitted from the same herd at the same time all tests are $29 each.